Coach Brontë England-Nelson
Coaches: all interpretation and platform events
Specialty: Dramatic, Prose, Poetry, Humorous
Brontë England-Nelson is an actor and teacher based out of New York City. After receiving a BA in Theater Arts from University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA in Acting from Yale University, she worked on plays both regionally and in New York. Her favorites include Broadway’s Three Tall Women (u/s, The Golden Theater), Cadillac Crew (The Yale Rep) Detroit Red (ArtsEmerson), and Acolyte (59E59). Her tv and film credits include “Blindspot” (CBS) and Serious Matters in the Middle of the Night (Giantkiller Productions). Brontë also teaches at the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors: a rigorous pre-professional program designed to give young people some of the best actor training in the country.
Brontë competed in speech and debate for four intense years at Fullerton High School on Sal Tinajero’s first team. She placed 5th in California and 12th in the U.S. with her Dramatic Interpretation. She also won several tournaments while competing in Original Oratory, Prose/Poetry, Duo Interp, Humorous Interp, and Declamation. Her senior year, Fullerton High School won their first national title at the NSDA.
“Speech and debate is where everything began for me. I am one of the many beneficiaries of Sal Tinajero’s vision, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to help guide an ever increasing amount of young people through this portal of possibility. This activity provided me with a deep understanding of team work, commitment, leadership, play, friendship, self-expression, communication skills, critical thinking skills, public speaking skills, and most of all, perseverance. My coaches taught me how to set goals for my life and equipped with the tools to achieve them. I am committed to paying that forward.”